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JSC issues instructions to HC Judges, Judicial Officers and LT Presidents

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) issued a series of instructions to all High Court Judges, Judicial Officers, and Presidents of Labour Tribunals taking into account the prevailing situation due to the shortage of fuel and the limited availability of public transport.

The instructions will be in effect from July 1, 2022 to July 12, 2022.

The Judges and Judicial Officers should ensure that only urgent and essential matters are called in open court and the remaining cases listed are rescheduled by way of notices.

Accordingly, the notices on the rescheduled cases listed for the day should be published prominently, preferably on the previous day or at least before 8.30 a.m. each day at the entrance to the respective courts.

However, the above restrictions will not be applicable to all matters relating to bail and any other urgent or essential matter where the judge or the judicial officer is of the view that it should be attended to without delay.

It also mentioned that trail/inquiry or calling matters may be attended to with the use of Remote Communication Technology in consultation with all stakeholders, subject to the availability of resources.

Meanwhile, caution should be exercised when making adverse default orders, including issuing of warrants for non appearance and such orders should be made after due consideration and not indiscriminately.

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